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P3_Protagonist on Twitter
  • Recommended by Watashiwa
  • Synopsis: Th
e Twitter account belonging to the protagonist of Persona 3. With the Max S Link guide as his map, the author writes the reactions of the nameless protagonist to the events of his day, taking great care to post on the real day that the events happen in game. Quite funny at times, and touching as well.
  • Comments: Given Twitter's layout, it will be a challenge to reach the bottom of the page and work one's way back up if they wanted to read it in chronological order.

Any Persona fic by ashfruit

  • Recommended by Dont Kill Bugs
  • Pairing(s): Minato/Yuko
  • Synopsis: A series of one-shot fics detailing a rarely-used pairing. WAFF ensues.
  • Comments: As said above, this pairing really doesn't get the love it deserves. Ashfruit's writing style starts off a tad choppy, but gets better (Like Wind and Enchanted are the best).

Any Persona fic by NollyLvn

  • Recommended by Fireminer
  • Pairing(s): Minato/Yukari
  • Synopsis: Several short and mid-length fics exploring the strange aspect and situations.
  • Comments: Nolly Lvn's stories always give an unique first impression, whether it's about little love accidents to an AU which Yukari is sucidal. They are fics that are to be read and remembered.

Anything by LesserNinja

  • Recommended by Dman 163
  • Pairing(s): Minato/Aigis and one Minato/Mitsuru
  • Synopsis: Beautifully written and mostly humorous with some well written romance in-between.

Anything Persona by Gin Nanashi and ReachingOutFES (both author's work together)

  • Recommended by sillyfudgemonkeys
  • Pairing(s): Almost all Minato/Minako
  • Synopsis: Both cute and tragic stories of this pairing. Their stories will make you laugh and cry. Both author's work together to make beautiful fanfics.

P3: Fallen Messiah by Nightlyy

  • Recommended by Cropotato
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Minato/Hamuko
  • Synopsis: Tired of being in a cage where you are in a death match against the clock? Every time you try to escape, it drags you right back inside, where you have to deal with the constant tick and tock. You hate it, huh? "Befriend the clock", I say. See if they handle the pressure when time and the messiah are not on their side. The so called new 'messiah' won't do a damn thing, I promise.
  • "Comment": How high up does a person have to be, for when they fall, it will be for an eternity. The author puts the emphasis on “FALLEN”, this isn’t your average persona fic.

The Seven Days Survivor series by Jon-Berry

  • Recommended by Hooba Dooba
  • Status
    • The Journey - The Interlude: Complete
    • The Golden: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A series of crossovers between the Persona series and Devil Survivor. The basic plot is that Midori Komaki is transferred to Gekkoukan after the events of the Tokyo Lockdown (following the Song of Hope ending) and during the events of Persona 3, where she joins SEES. The series is planned to follow all released Persona games from P3:FES to P 4 A, possibly going into P5 and Persona Q.

     General Fics 
Multi chapter Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Persona World And Judgement by The Final Fidelity
  • Recommended by Fireminer
  • Status: Dead (last updated Jan. 2016)
  • Pairing: Minato/Yukari and Yuu/Rise
  • Synopsis: Some years after P4, SEES and Investigation Team joined force to fight against an emerging threat.
  • "Comment": Truly, this is what Atlus should have done. There is always this mystery that slowly unfolds layer by layer as the story progress. Plus, the battle is just pure epic

Persona 3 Momento Umbrae by Slasher71

  • Recommended by Fireminer, Lizardon
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Minato/Yukari
  • Synopsis: Right after graduation, Yukari received Minato's letter and his journal of his journey. Do they really know their leader that well? As the story unfold, the SEES also discover the secret of Minato's long lost twin sister.
    • Comments: For those who felt that The Answer didn't provide enough closure for the characters, Momento Umbrae manages to excel in getting the characterization, setting, and lore of the original game (as well as other games in the subseries), to the point that it honestly feels like a legit sequel. Definitely worth checking out, especially for Minako fans and Minato/Yukari fans.

Persona 3: Fairly English Story by Samjaz

Death And Ker by Rayless Night

  • Recommended by Natzo, bluedragonx, Joie De Combat, Kaylee, Lizardon
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: January, the start of a new year. The start of turbulence in the Great Seal. Of renewed Shadow activity. Of the reconvening of SEES. And the time Death again walks the streets of Port Island.
  • Comments: Taking place after the main plot and a variation on The Answer, it has Minako return to the world to face a new threat, all while dealing with a world that has moved on. Excellent characterization, storytelling and use of lore and mythology. It feels like a natural sequel. Highly recommended.

Knotted by Lady Cheshire

  • Recommended by The Tambourine Man
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A series of short stories looking at the interactions of SEES members, generally focusing on characters who had little direct interaction in-game.
  • Comments: A good character study and rather interesting read. The end of chapter six is anticlimatic, but it's still worth a look.

Persona: The Connection by Impulsivelyliving

  • Recommended by F1zzyp0p
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: When Souji Seta's actions at the end of “P4” undo the end of' “P3” a threat arises that both groups must work together to stop.
  • Comments: The characters are written in-character (Despite the fact that the author hasn't played a Persona game) with some tweaks like Teddie being more aware of the world around him and character development and focus for both groups. Somewhat rushed story telling and rough around the edges but a great read for anyone who loves crossovers and a plot with a couple of twists.

My Life is a Goddamn Mess by Schildkrote

  • Recommended by Hanz, Rogue 7
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In actuality, it's a Let's Play of the game from Something Awful, but it's written as what's left of Minato's (or Ramenboi 1990) Livejournal entires. Occasionally there are pages from Junpei and Yukari's own LJ used to describe Minato from a second-person perspective and comments left by other characters.
  • Comments: Despite the fact that it's not actually a fanfic it's written basically like one. The writer manages to add incredible Character Development to Minato, who starts off as a Deadpan Snarker Emo Teen whose relationship (determined by the Goons, no less) results in him developing into a Messianic Archetype that he's meant to be. The character also has some great lines about the absurd character he meets (from personal disgust with Kenji to his pitiful attempts at trying to break Maiko). His dying speech is touchingly tragic, with a twist on his old Catchphrase.

Minato in therapy by Jhon Doe

  • Recommended by Samjaz
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Short story about what would happen if Main Character went into therapy. Sequel to the SEES Group Therapy Session by Seint; both are silly and funny.

Persona? What's a Persona? by Black Jackal

  • Recommended by The Tambourine Man, infernape612
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What would things be like for the cast without Personas or Shadows? Probably not like this. Crack.
  • Comments: Script Format and Character Exaggeration? Yes. You'll likely be laughing too hard to care.
    • infernape612: Seconded for one simple exchange.
    Takaya: (aiming)
    Shinjiro: NOT THIS BADASS!

How Not To Play Persona 3 by ~ancret

  • Recommended by Ronfar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Can you hear the many voices? ... Oh wait, there aren't any. You haven't formed a single bond. What on Earth did you do all year?"
  • Comments: This hilarious fancomic demonstrates how to reverse every Social Link.

The Eagle and the Butterfly by patchworkearth

  • Recommended by LoveIsWeird
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the end - all the days of the quiet boy who became the seal, the people he saw, and how he found his way home. P3/P4. Spoilers, Theories, light touches on the pairings: Mi/Yu, Sou/Ris, Nao/Kan
  • Comments: Superbly written Fix Fic on the end of Persona 3. It has a cliffhanger, but it looks like it's complete. And it is a complete and utter Tear Jerker.
    • Actually, while the story can indeed stand on its own, it's part of a (still ongoing) series of oneshots that, when strung together, make a much larger whole. The next in the series is The Prince and the Policeman, though the more direct continuation of The Eagle and The Butterfly would be A Remembrance Carried on the Wind. All the subsequent stories are just as good as the first, and worth a read as well.
      • Thirding this rec, and all of the others in the series. This author has an engaging style that hooks you early and tempts you with what's deliberately left out. Great reads overall.

A Fool Named Fortune by Magnus Ragnar (TV Tropes article)

  • Recommended by Kaylee, Larrie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Same old Persona 3 with a Lusnati Style-inspired twist. Find out what happens when Roy Fortune ends up with the Wild Card and fights his way through Tartarus.
  • Comments: It's another OC-Protagonist novelization fic, but where Lusnati Style is an experiment at it, A Fool Named Fortune is one more grounded in what it wants to be, and is doing it while maintaining a healthy balance between the comedy and the drama.

To Give What Is Due by Butterfly Needle

  • Recommended by Mistralkite
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Takaya stole his revenge, so he'll just have to steal it right back. Someone has to do it - and Ken might still be just a kid, but he knows better than to believe in lies like "second chances". Alternate outcome of October 4th. Ken-centric.
  • Comments: There aren't many fanfictions centered around Ken out there, but this is one that at least should get some respect. As the synopsis says, it's an alternative to the events after October 4th, so a whole lot is changed here, but in a darker tone. Quite descriptive and emotional, and due to how much angst and blood is present, this story isn't for the light-hearted, either.

P3P: Shinjiro's Resolution by Skarrow

  • Recommended by The World of Fantasy
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The SEES members are trapped in their dorm, & time has stopped. Truly, there are certain bonds that cannot be broken. Could Shinji ever hope to move on without "her"? Based on P3FES The Answer.
  • Comments: The Answer version of the FeMC's Path of Persona 3 Portable. With Shinjiro taking over as the Main Character and two mysterious characters, who happens to be Ken's favorite heroes from his favorite TV show... (or are they...), in place of Metis's role. This fanfic is worth reading for those want to know what the Answer would be in the Female Main side.

Addressed to You by Anti-Nostalgic Angel

  • Recommended by The World of Fantasy
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: After the events of FES, the members of SEES feel only mild relief about Mizuki's fate. But when Shinjirou discovers an envelope filled with letters, perhaps it is only their late leader's words that can calm their hearts.
  • Comments: A fanfic that is highly recommended to read. Letters addressed to each SEES members (and Theodore), filled with Heartwarming and Tear Jerking moments, written by the Heroine of P3P.

Dream World by delusionment

  • Recommended by The World of Fantasy
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: In a world where is no Shadows, Personae, the Dark Hour and only possibilities that "could have been" only exist when Minato Arisato sleeps during class.
  • Comments: A "what if" fanfic where the protagonist and his friends lives a normal life in a "dream world" where the Dark Hour doesn't exist; and also a world where his parents are still alive. This is a very-well written fanfic that I highly recommended.

AntiShadow-Suppression-Weapon-M1N470 by King of Zero X

The Arcana in Mourning by Mathais

  • Recommended by Merhabi, Larrie
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Persona 3 Spoilers. After the Journey but before the Answer is the mourning. Shorts on the Social Links.
  • Comments: A beautifully told series of shorts covering the effect MC's death has on the social link characters, be warned that the story is not yet complete.

The Fool's Turmoil by Shenjay (TVTropes article)

  • Recommended by sillyfudgemonkeys
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Sequel to The Fools' Tournament. P3 X P4 crossover: reading the previous fic is extremely recommended, if only at least to know what's going on.
  • Comments: Following from where the previous story left offnote , the author does a great job characterizing Minato, a who is trying to overcome depression from the previous fic's ending. The fanfic has a great mixture of drama and comedy.

Persona 3 Death and Chaosby TheDarkNightSky

  • Recommended by Michelle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A retelling of Persona 3 story with a brutal and powerful Minato matched by a ruthless rival who wants nothing more than to see him dead, the troubles will only increase as Nyarlathotep awakens mysteriously hoping to destroy The Wild Card, the member of SEES must face their darkest fears in the form of their own selves and at the end Nyx awaits them.
  • Comments: A rather rare story which is surprisingly updated fast and is 50 % done. The grammar in the early chapter is mediocre at best but it progressively gets better. The most interesting twist is the addition of Nyarlathotep and the shadow selves of SEES. Minato already has the knowledge of The Dark hour even before coming to the dorm. Minato is OP in the story such as spamming Armageddon multiple times, having the World Arcana etc but has his fair shares of bruises throughout. All in all an interesting take on the Persona 3 story.

The Other Path by BloodBoredom

  • Recommended by Dman 163
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2018
  • Synopsis: Series of alternative possibilities where Minato was raised by different organizations from various media (Hellsing, the X-men and Asgard)
  • Comments: Early stories are a bit short for my tastes but they do enough to establish his divergent character evolution and additionally give the MC opportunities to be awesome.

Mercenaries of Fortune by BlackTyrantValvatorez(TVTropes article)

  • Recommended by Cybran General Sturm
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Ghost Force 969 once set up shop in the Inaba area to take out a large Shadow. Now they're back in town to deal with a threat that should have been extinguished. Meanwhile, a certain Reaper has arrived for an unspecified reason. P3 and P4 crossover.

Persona 3 Remix by EternalCombOver

  • Recommended by Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2018
  • Pairing(s): No confirmed pairings
  • Synopsis: "Minato Arisato has never been normal. He doesn't remember what happened before he woke up ten years ago, and has never been able to fall asleep. When he awakens to the power of Persona and joins SEES, he learns that he possesses the power of the Wild Card, access to the Velvet Room, and a second god watching over him. Includes new social links from other SMT games."
  • Comments: Although technically a crossover with various SMT games (Including Dante from the Devil May Cry Series) it follows the events of Persona 3 canon with slightly different social links and a very different main character. Can be a love it or hate it series and there are quite a few moments where you think Minato is very overpowered, but then he gets destroyed by some of the other character from other SMT games and you realize, as powerful as he is, he is not invincible. Enjoy it for the character interactions and give it a shot as it's had 300,000 words written in just three months.

Winter Pilgrim by Stealth_Noodle

  • Recommended by Bookwormtiff
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Ryoji does December, mostly by happening to Social Links and Not Quite Getting It. (Or, Akinari waits, the Kitamuras feed a stray, Rio tries girl tactics, Maiko fails at Stranger Danger, Saori goes to Catholic school, Mutatsu goes home, Ms. Toriumi attempts a good deed, Koromaru smells things, and Kurosawa has an uneasy night.)
  • Comments: Touching as all hell. Ryoji wanders for a month, seeking out familiar faces because he just can't let go, administering his own brand of comfort and struggling to accept his fate. There's something special about this piece that focuses on a lone boy's grief and inability to spare the world he loves - Death has become too human. Nicely written and exquisitely characterized; hands-down the best/most accurate portrayal of Ryoji you'll see ever ever ever.

Let's Play Persona 3 FES! by NoRoleModelz

  • Recommended by Story Clouds, Vinpupx
  • Status: Dormant; last updated August 2018
  • Synopsis: "The new miracle will start from here, at the Shining Place, right? Once more, with you…" Junpei gets a video game in the mail! Cool, right? Guess what? It freaks him out. So much so that he has all his friends come over and see it - and its title alone mortifies them: "Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES."
  • Comments: A good story for those who wonder how SEES reacts to the game.

Persona Zeroes! by UknownHero

  • Recommended by Nightelf37
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Suicide rates have been recently increasing in Ikemasen, Japan and nothing seems to be working. Fear is running rampant across the state, and the Kirijo Group is doing its best to reduce suicide rates in the town. It seems like a job for a Fool and his team, right? Well, the thing is… the Fool is the biggest scaredy-cat in the country, and he leads a team of cowards. Don't be afraid.
  • Comments: This is actually an Original Flavour for the Persona series. It was placed here simply because Mitsuru, a Persona 3 character, appears in the fic. So far, she isn't involved in the plot apart from a news report, but the original characters prove to be uniquely promising so far.

Raising Minako-Chan (dead link) by storygirl1015

  • Recommended by Lizardon
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: No one knows exactly how it happened, all they know is that Minako, their bright and fearless leader, is a little kid again...She doesn't remember how to summon Persona, or what S.E.E.S. is, and her curious antics get her friends into quite a few mishaps. How can they save the world, when their five-year old leader can't stay up past her bedtime?
  • Comments: Definitely one of the cuter Persona fics out there. You'll d'aww at how adorable Kid!Minako can be, and how she interacts with her fellow S.E.E.S. members.

Broken Fool's Journey by BkZa555

  • Recommended by Shadeblade96
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Makoto/Yukari
  • Synopsis: The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed. Through the cards are the Journey, from one insignificant soul to the truth of the world. From the innocent Fool to the end and the new beginning.
    The Arcana, however, only acts as guides. How this one broken Fool would navigate through the sea of his own soul, is of his own choosing. The path remains undecided, and he is the only one who would be able to carve his own path forward.
    [Persona 3. 22 cards, 22 trials, 1 Journey. Canon Divergence]
  • Comments: A retelling of P3 with a Makoto with deep-seated PTSD, and Yukari's efforts to help him through his own trauma. The story is told in the format of the Fool's Journey and goes back and forth between Yukari's and Makoto's perspectives. It gets angsty at points, but it's justified given the subject matter and everything from the characterizations of the cast to the writing comes together beautifully.

     General Oneshots 
Short, usually one chapter long fics focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance. \\\

Winter Spirits by Detectives_Heart
  • Recommend by: Eon 101, Mister OM
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Labrys and Koromaru decide that Mitsuru's story of the ghosts on the mythical lake is worth investigating and decide they're the ones that going to finally see them.
  • Comments: A pretty sweet fic where Labrys and Koromaru hear from the other Shadow Operatives a story about a supposedly magical lake where spirits gather annually. Labrys and Koromaru are both determined to find the mythical lake and go on an adventure looking for it. And on their quest, they end up meeting some familiar faces from long ago. Heavy Spoilers for Persona 4: Arena.

     Shipping Fics 
Multi-chapter Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Like a Paper by NollyLvn
  • Recommended by Fireminer
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Minato/Yukari
  • Synopsis: A chance meeting between two strangers, and their conversation about death.
  • "Comment": The characters are OCC, but nevertheless the story scores because of its depth.

Persona 3: Memories of You by RyougaZell

  • Recommended by Lionheart 0
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing(s): Minato/Yukari
  • Synopsis: A novelization of the hit RPG, Persona 3 FES, with added scenes, extended scenes and my own take on Arisato Minato's Journey. Follow Minato, Yukari, Junpei and the rest of SEES as they investigate the mystery behind Tartarus, Shadows and the Dark Hour.
  • Comments: As the synopsis states, it's a novelization of the events of Persona 3. Ryouga Zell does a good job characterizing Minato, turning him into a Stoic Woobie and does a great job developing his relationship with Yukari. One point of interest is the amount of Epileptic Trees included in the story, such as the possibility of Naoto being Minato's younger sister and a possible alternate universe where the Female Protagonist takes Minato's place. The two noteworthy criticism is the story updates extremely slowly due to the massive lengths of the chapters. The grammar can also be spotty due to English not being the author's original language.

Change of Engagement by Vocarin

  • Recommended by: Queen-Roger
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Snippets and pieces of Persona 3, showing Death's host and the Kirijo heiress and that sometimes one's own humanity is enough to make a difference. That absolute destruction isn't enough to stop one simple truth. That two in harmony surpasses one in perfection.
  • Pairing(s): Arisato Minato/Kirijo Mitsuru
  • Tags: Drama & Romance, Action & Romance, Slow Burn, Psychological Trauma, Better Than Canon
  • Comments:

Lock, Shock, Barrel And Kiss by Roxius.
  • Recommended by Alexlayer.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Yukari/Mitsuru (Yuri)
  • Synopsis: Collection of drabbles focused on the pairing.
  • Comments: Nothing really unique, but it's really good for a short yet very fun reading, specially if you like the pairing.

Fuuka's Recording: The Aftermath by Caeila

  • Recommended by The Tambourine Man
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Fuuka/Junpei
  • Synopsis: How Fuuka got out of the massage belt.
  • Comments: A cute and pretty funny oneshot featuring an odd pairing. Worth reading just for Junpei's solution.

Persona Chaos Butterfly by Sea of Soul (TVTropes article)

  • Recommended by DATEMAY
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Minato/Yukari, Souji/Yukiko, Shinjiro/Minako, Mitsuru/Akikhiko, Kanji/Naoto, and Yosuke/Chie.
  • Synopsis: P 3 P and P 4 G x-over. After a personal tragedy, Souji's life is turned upside down when he meets up with two long lost friends and the Dark Hour returns. Now, together with the other Wild Cards, SEES and the Investigation Team, they must get to the bottom of this mystery.
  • Comments: Why has nobody recommended this yet? This fic is awesome!

Nights in Shirakawa by Patriot-of-USA

  • Recommended by orpheus_izanagi
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Minato/Elizabeth
  • Synopsis: Elizabeth has another request. Minato is doomed...
  • Comments: Very funny and long oneshot that has a very unusual pairing. Elizabeth and Aigis's naivete are hilarious. Especially since Elizabeth's wasn't naivete at all...

Angels in the Room by Exhile87

  • Recommended by Alacron
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Akihiko/Mitsuru
  • Synopsis: A collection of short fics exapanding on the relationship between Mitsuru and Akihiko.
  • Comments: It's not my favorite pairing but it is one of my favorite Persona 3 fics. It can, admittedly be corny at times but for the most part I'd say it's really a solid read. It's also finished so there's a plus right there.

The Fools' Tournament by Shenjay (TVTropes article)

  • Recommended by Grant, gadeel
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): All pairings in the game because of the social links, but focuses on FeMC(Hamuko)/Minato
  • Synopsis: Minato and Hamuko were complete strangers to each other. Upon meeting and awakening to their powers they entered a battle... A competition to screw each other's social life.
  • Comments: A large fic that has finished at 104 chapters (with the "final" chapters, chapter 99-102, uploaded on the 2 year anniversary, includes 4, labeled "extra chapters" and one Q and A chapter and an eplilouge) and over 507,000 words. It has real character development and does an excellent job of exploring how Hamuko and Minato would play off of each other. It is also able to stay canon while adding some amazing twist of it's own.

Think of Me Always by Year of the dog

  • Recommended by bluedragonx
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): FeMC (named Riichi)/Shinjiro
  • Synopsis: With the arrival of Christmas, comes the uprising of memories she thought she suppressed, and feelings she thought she had come to terms with.
  • Comments: A very well written and heartwarming fanfic taking place during the Christmas Eve dates that many FeMC/Shinji shippers would feel should have been in the actual game itself.

Harmonia Vita by Acerbus Wings

  • Recommended by bluedragonx
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): FeMC (named Satashi)/Shinjiro
  • Synopsis: Shinjiro Aragaki, an MP3 player, and memories of a dead girl.
  • Comments: Another very well written though heartbreaking fanfic for FeMC/Shinji shippers. This one uses the soundtracks to P3 and P3P as the backdrop for Shinji, who is listening to said music on her mp3 player, to remind him of the times with the FeMC after the events of an implied P3P: The Answer.

Catalyst by Legendary Armor

  • Recommended by randomlyuncool
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): FeMC/Akihiko
  • Synopsis: Twelve short stories from Akihiko's point of view between his and the female main character's relationship.
  • Comments: Legendary Armor condenses their relationship into few paragraphs per chapter, but captures it wonderfully. Cute fangirl fodder when appropriate, and massively heartrending/warming at the end (depending on how you look at it; definite Tear Jerker though).

Coffee Beans and Watches by Year of the dog

  • Recommended by bluedragonx
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing(s): FeMC (named Riichi)/Shinjiro
  • Synopsis: It was the little moments that one remembered. FeMC/Shinjiro collection
  • Comments: You will be laughing until your eyes become waterfalls as the FeMC puts Shinjiro through multiple humourous, humiliating scenarios to her bemusement.

The ABCs of KenxMinako by Ryuchu

  • Recommended by phoenixdaughterAM
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing(s): FeMC (Minako)/Ken
  • Synopsis: The ABC challenge featuring KenxMinako or Mshe, or Hamuko, whatever you want to call the girl. Twenty-Six one shots that will be terribly fluffy.
  • Comments: Very fluffy but knows when to put on a serious side, thanks to in game events and the natural resistance (both internal and external) to a May–December Romance as this. Out-of-order, we go through the events around Ken and Minako's relationship, from the firefly incident to the inevitable end. Not finished yet though.

Unsaid Thoughts and Wildfire Blushes by Twiggy Morrison

  • Recommended by dogson
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing(s): Yukari/Minato
  • Synopsis: A series of oneshots dedicated to Yukari and Minato the one pairing in the game that just don't get no love.
  • Comments: Bad synopsis aside, I was really impressed by this author's knack for story telling, I'm not a big fan of the pairing but reading this story definitely opened me up to it. Yukari's chapters are more somber then Minato's which was an interesting twist. All in all, I'd give it a four.five out of five

Memories of You by ReachingOutFES

  • Recommended by sillyfudgemonkeys
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings(s): Minato/Minako
  • Synopsis: "For every side shown, there is a side hidden, secret, rejected from reality. But what happens when this part becomes tangible? Even more so, what happens when this half...loves?" 1st Person point of view. Read and Review (Co written with Gin Nanashi).
  • Comments: Has an epilogue as well written by Gin. Memories of You Epilouge

All Alone With You by Gin (TVTropes article sill in works)

  • Recommended by sillyfugemonkeys
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Minato/Minako
  • Synopsis: "Have you ever felt like you were missing something? Like there's something that you should have but it's not there? I've felt that way...for as long as I can remember... But, when I'm with you, I feel so...whole. As if I've found the Yin to my Yang." (Co-written with Reaching Out FES)

Persona 3 Days of Autumnby CipherPrinceofDreams (TVTropes)

  • Recommended by Personification Of Night
    • Seconded by D'Elder
  • Status: Dormant (last updated May 2017)
  • Pairings: Minato/Minako and Minato/Yukari (love triangle), Chidori/Junpei, Rio/Kenji, also OC/Oc and *insert P3 character*/OC.
  • Synopsis : Minato Arisato rises three days after the Battle of Nyx. He may now live the life that was taken from him. Minako Arisato (Both are not-related), his new friend and partner in crime, who helps him in all his school problems. Then, he found love and is forced to choose. Will he willing to lose the love for the friendship? Or will he be willing to lose the friendship for love?
  • Comments: sillyfudgemonkeys: It features cool OCs and P4 character Naoto, also Chidori's alive in this.
    • D'Elder: Awesome storyline, comedic punches and romantic fluff. A good and balanced combinations of all of these make this a very good read. Also, features fitting references, both pop-culture and the like. The OC's aren't bad either, not the typical Self-Insert you see, but a cast of supportive, yet vital characters that spare as important to the plot as everyone else. Definitely a read for the century.

Faux Pas by bloomacnchez

  • Recommended by Tropers/celestialmoonfire
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing(s): MC/Bebe
  • Synopsis: "To befriend him would be beneficial. It might change my current situation, or even help me in my duties. That was what the old man told me. Creating Social Links was important. How could I refuse? But this one was different. With everyone else I had chosen to befriend, something inside urged me to establish a kinship with them: Kenji, Maiko, Nozomi, Bunkichi and Mirako… But no matter how long I stared at Bebe, nothing cried out. It was like there was no motivation at all. What was I doing affiliating myself with him? How would this help me? Was this wasting my time? Amd more importantly, why didn't IU care?."
  • Comments: It doesn't seem like much at first, but as you read, the story really picks up. The romance between MC and Bebe isn't rushed, and it doesn't turn into a lemon fic, either. All sexual encounters are implied, but they fully detailed. They really did a good job giving a character to Bebe, who doesn't really have much given away during his social link. The sequel 'Rendezvous', found in the same folder, appears to be dead after 13 chapters but is just as interesting, and crosses over with the cast of Persona 4.

Let's Social Link!: Just You and the Dudes by BeautifulSonata

  • Recommended by Fireminer
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Minato/SEES males, Minato/Theodore and Minato/Ryoji
  • Synopsis: What if Minato had social links with the men? That means friendship, and eventually, love.
  • "Comment": Very well-written, with each characters gain new depth.

Twenty Five Hours by der kapitan

  • Recommended by Story Clouds
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Akihiko/Femc
  • Synopsis: "There just aren't enough hours in one day. Akihiko/Femc— "There will always be a vacant chair."
  • Comments: It's beautifully written with an adorable romance and a tearjerker ending.

transatlanticism by meowfactory

  • Recommended by Story Clouds
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Akihiko/Femc
  • Synopsis: "2010, Akihiko & Minako. Forgetting the Dark Hour and falling in love again. Maybe it would be different if we could just give it another go-around. Remember me. Try your best, maybe we can."
  • Comments: Ever wonder about what would happen in the aftermath of Nyx's defeat and before Graduation Day? Well here it is, an accurate take on what would happen in Femc's route!

Minato's Long Date by tunaro

  • Recommended by nmn3r3
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Minato/Elizabeth
  • Synopsis: "Minato thought the hard part would be to get her back into the mall. Man, was he wrong."
  • Comments: Minato gets caught with Elizabeth by the rest of SEES after an intimate night. Hilarity Ensues as the universe ensures that he can no longer keep his relationship with an otherworldly elevator attendant secret from all his Social Links.

Remember, You Will Die by trainerlyra

  • Recommended by Wes Sirius
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Shinjiro/Minako
  • Synopsis: "When Shinjiro Aragaki joins SEES once more, he wasn't expecting the new field leader, Minako Arisato, to be quite so... persistent."
  • Comments: A beautiful retelling of the nagging fondness Shinjiro starts to develop for the new field leader of SEES, and the growth of their (sadly short-lived) relationship. Even made this troper shed tears at the end. Must-read if you are a sucker for romances.

     Shipping Oneshots 
''Short, usually one chapter long fics focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

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    Alternate Universe Fics 
Stories where one fundamental aspect of the series is completely overhauled from its point of origin.

Faded Away (Persona 3 Sibling!AU) by GraePearl
  • Recommended by: Queen-Roger, Recommended by Scribe 22209
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The Arisato siblings wouldn't count themselves as lucky. However, after transferring to the prestigious Gekkoukan Senior High School, life becomes far more complicated. Fighting monsters at night, a mysterious boy who knows too much, and a band of equally interesting classmates send Minako and Minato on a journey they never wanted to embark on. Now, caught in the middle of the action and nowhere left to run, they decide to face whatever the future has in store, for better or worse.
  • Pairing(s): Arisato Minako/Sanada Akihiko, Iori Junpei/Yoshino Chidori, Kirijo Mitsuru/Takeba Yukari
  • Tags: Alternate Universe - Siblings, Alternate Canon, Two Wild Cards, Angst, Hopeful Ending, get ready for Pain
  • Comments: A novelization of Persona 3 with both protagonists as siblings, with Minako being a year older than Minato. It has a good blend of humor, drama, and action, and I feel is definitely worth a read.

Reverse Muse by Silvex
  • Recommended by: Queen-Roger
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When Yuki Makoto first arrives in Iwatodai, she encounters a boy who asks her to sign a contract that already has her name on it. Soon after, she meets several people who appear to be a lot like her. But it's strange. They try to make her feel welcome, but at the same time, when they look at her... It's like they're expecting to see someone else.
  • Pairing(s): Iori Junpei/Yoshino Chidori, Sanada Akihiko/Yamagishi Fuuka, Aragaki Shinjiro/Female Persona 3 Protagonist
  • Tags: Past Character Death, The Velvet Room (Persona Series), Time Travel, Social Links, Communication Failure
  • Comments:

Of Curiosity and Sombreros by Vallias
  • Recommend by: Mister OM, Eon 101
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A short Alternate Universe Crack Fic. What happens when an Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon joins the Phantom Thieves and decides to pick a bizarre code name? Hilarity ensues and everybody gets confused.
  • Comments: As said in the synopsis, this is both an Alternate Universe Fic and a Crack Fic. It’s short, it’s sweet and it’s pretty funny. If you like Labrys and if you like the Phantom Thieves, go ahead and give it a read. Spoilers for Persona 4: Arena.

     Crack Fics 
Just plain weird stories.

Of Curiosity and Sombreros by Vallias
  • Recommend by: Mister OM, Eon 101
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A short Alternate Universe Crack Fic. What happens when an Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon joins the Phantom Thieves and decides to pick a bizarre code name? Hilarity ensues and everybody gets confused.
  • Comments: As said in the synopsis, this is both an Alternate Universe Fic and a Crack Fic. It’s short, it’s sweet and it’s pretty funny. If you like Labrys and if you like the Phantom Thieves, go ahead and give it a read. Spoilers for Persona 4: Arena.

    Dark Fics 
Stories focused on making the series darker, and/or exploring the darker aspects of the series.

Would You Like To Start A New Game? by x-LittleMissAlice-x
  • Recommend by: Boyd the Reaver
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A new game has begun, and now it is time for the ultimate choice: Which protagonist will you choose? Minako/Minato decision. What really happens when you choose a gender in P3P.
  • Comments: Downright chilling. Not only does it give a very plausible explanation for Persona 3 Portable's case of Schrödinger's Player Character, but even retroactively ties it into the game's backstory in such a well-done way I'd legitimately believe you if this is what happened. It will stick with you whenever you pick your protagonist's gender that they survived when the other twin did not. Let that sink in.

     Crossover Fics 
Stories which mix elements from two different worlds.

A Flower Amongst Devils by Wrathie Winsre
  • Recommended by Gabrieldelsxt 9.
  • Crossover with High School D×D
  • Status: Completed (last updated Jan 14, 2018)
  • Synopsis: Minako certainly didn't expect to be here, in a new world and fending for herself amongst Devils, Fallens, Angels and Youkai, and with only her Personas to guide her! She also never expected to play negotator either, what happened to just flat out saving the world again?
  • Comments: It's acutally a really interesting take on the crossover between these two works and it's very intriguing. It got me hooked till the end and I'm reading it all over again.
  • Now has a TVTropes page here!

A Demon Among Devils by The Crimson Lord

  • Recommended by Shadow Arisato
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with High School D×D
  • Synopsis: Igor had asked him to die for the world. She would ask him to die for her. Problem was, he didn't really like dying, not for a second time, at least.
  • Comments: A fine crossover, which the author displays an interesting writing style. Takes place after the end of Persona 3.

Heart of a Butterfly by Prince Arjuna

  • Recommended by MaliciousOats
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with High School D×D
  • Synopsis: Aigis, Shadow Operative Number 5 and an Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon, was sent to Kuoh Academy by Mitsuru to investigate Shadow activity around the area. Little did she know what kind of chaos awaited her there as she got herself involved in the conflicts of three biblical factions. When in doubt, activate Orgia Mode.
  • Comments: Another crossover with High School Dx D, which the author himself admitted was inspired by The Crimson Lord's A Demon Among Devils. Takes place after the end of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax with Aigis as the main character.

King of Souls by Craxnor King

  • Recommended by Silentghost
  • Status: Dead (last updated December 2016)
  • Crossover with Fate/Zero
  • Synopsis: 3 Kings fought for the wish granting grail in Fuyuki city. Another king who ruled over none but souls joins the war. What wish will he make if he wins?
  • Comments: A very well written crossover that only gets better with each chapter. The author knows how to make each character shine in every scene they are in and the action is awesome!

Garden's Universe by Yuuki Itsuka

  • Recommended by Kokoryuu
  • Status: Dormant; last updated August 2020
  • Crossover with Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they?
  • Synopsis: Yuki Makoto, after over a 100 years has been reborn. The problem is he's extremely bored, until he receives a letter and is transported to the world of Little Garden! How will things turn out for the our young protagonist?
  • Comments: A crossover with a rarely seen series, it makes use of both series to create a rather entertaining story.

Ace in the Hole by eiranerys

  • Trope page here.
  • Recommended by: Leliel, Mattman The Comet, Red-Dead-Redeemer, johnny-come-lately, BobtheBoldore
  • Crossover with: Persona 5
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Masayoshi Shido has barred the Shadow Operatives from action for two years, since the death of Wakaba Isshiki. But when the Phantom Thieves appear, Mitsuru decides that they can't keep just watching from the sidelines. Luckily, there is a certain former member Shido doesn't seem to be aware of: Ken Amada. But when Ken meets the Phantom Thieves in person, he can't help but agree with their goals. He can't help but befriend them. Maybe it only had been a matter of time before he actually joined them.
  • Pairing(s): Ken Amada/Makoto Niijima, Ren Amamiya (P5 Protagonist)/Ann Takamaki, Minato Arisato (P3 Protagonist)/Yukari Takeba, Minako Arisato (P3 Female Protagonist)/Akihiko Sanada, Shinjiro Aragaki/Fuuka Yamagishi, Junpei Iori/Chidori, Yu Narukami (P4 Protagonist)/Rise Kujikawa, Kanji Tatsumi/Naoto Shirogane
  • Comments:
    • Leliel: A fun crossover wherein the now senior highschooler Ken shows up around the time of the Kaneshiro heist as a mole for SEES, bringing in his far more experienced perspective into things. The fic also shows the much Older and Wiser Shadow Operatives after having lived through Persona 3 and the Arena games, and features the FeMC as Minato's still-living sister, Minako, as a supporting protagonist.
    • Mattman The Comet: I've been following this fic since day one, and I don't regret it for a second. Infinity_Fool has crafted a story that uses the added gout of the earlier Persona teams to further explore the Phantom Thieves and their interpersonal dynamics. Expect to say to yourself "Wow, why didn't the game do that?" several times during your read, regardless of any of the added characters.
    • johnny-come-lately: The overall implementation of the Persona 3 cast into the plot and story of Persona 5 has been handled excellently thus far, and in ways that further increases the familial drama for Ken Amada (if that were even possible). Highly recommended.

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Crossover fics between three or more franchises.

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    Music and Original Songs 
Original fan-made music or remixes based on the game.

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     Fan Comics 
Original fan-created comics based on the game.

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     Fan Videos 
Original fan-created videos based on the ip.

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These are games made from scratch based on an IP, or mods created by using the game's engine.

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